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October 2021

All are welcome every Sunday at 10, and at other times below.
Morning and Evening Prayer weekdays 7.30 and 5.30
Communion Wednesday 12.15; Prayer During the Day (followed by Church Cleaning) Friday 12.15
Church open for individual prayer Monday 3-5.30pm, Wednesday 9-noon

All Souls, Tuesday 2nd November

Our All Souls service is at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd November.  At that service, and at Morning and Evening Prayer that week, we will read out and hold in prayerful remembrance the names of those who have died, including all whose funeral has been in the Church this year gone.  If you would like a name or names to be included in the list, please contact the Vicar.

Notice of Faculty Application:

We are seeking approval to lay up the standard of the London Branch of the Aircrew Association in the Church.  The standard is currently in the possession of a member of our congregation, a veteran of the Second World War, who has kept it since the winding up of the Association.  

A notice giving anyone the opportunity to comment on this proposal is on display inside and outside the Church.  A copy of the notice can be downloaded here.  Further information about the application is available here.  The deadline for submissions is 25th November 2021.

We are planning to put the standard above the Second World War memorial board, opposite the Great War memorial, which already has a British Legion standard laid up above it:

Apart from that… welcome to Holy Trinity!

We have a large (and beautiful) building with a relatively small congregation so we have now relaxed most COVID rules.  We do not insist on masks, and we receive Communion in both kinds (though there is no obligation to receive the wine if you don’t feel right about it). 

The building is large enough that if you would like to be seated separately from those not wearing a mask, please let the stewards know (if there is strong demand for this we may set aside an area: please say).

We sing typically five hymns. There is no formal social distancing enforced by closed pews; but please do respect other peoples’ space, so please don’t sit nearer than six feet from anyone who wishes to keep a distance.   If in doubt, ask! We are all friends here, and we simply say what we need or want, and respect the wishes of others.

We don’t, so far, shake hands when we share the Peace – but apart from that everything is pretty much back to normal.

On arrival you will be given a hymn book, a service sheet, and a notice sheet. The first two a reusable, so please return them; however you will be the first person to use them since the Sunday before.

There is much more to belonging to Church than Sunday worship – we serve one another, we serve the community, we build up friendships, we strive together to live well.  But the best way is in is usually to come and join in worship and meet everyone over tea or coffee afterwards.  All are welcome.

Enjoying the Charmborough mobile ring of bells on Bell Sunday:

Wonderful concert in September – song, dance and poetry to reflect on the strange year just gone:

 

With the congregation of St Paul’s Wimbledon Park at the end of our walk together along our shared boundary, June 13th … followed by a picnic and rounders: